Back to town today.

I took one of the kids to the station today to go to school, as I have done recently and my what a pleasure it is to drive in the country. It must be about four miles to the station on a fairly fast bendy country road, good visibility, great sweeping curves and at seven in the morning, bugger all traffic.
However in contrast later in the day I went back to London; it all started so well, country lanes round the back doubles as we ruddy faced country people know all the short cuts then a quick blast down the motorway.
I still don’t understand why everyone in the country uses large four by four vehicles as the roads are mostly smooth and well surfaced, I’ve yet to go to a point to point (whatever it may be) so I may change my mind on that one at a later date.
Sadly when one returns to London a four by four is becoming a necessity as driving in London now is like driving up the north face of the Eiger, there are so many enormous speed humps everywhere and to travel four miles down the road in town takes an eternity.
As I was driving back in my two seater sports car (MG, that’s real class) I thought just how well suited it was for the country roads. Happy days!

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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